Berrimbool Real Estate Snapshot

Berrimbool Why Live in Berrimbool? History Berrimbool is a suburb of Merimbula. Once inhabited by the Dyirringany Aborigines, the area was first explored by Europeans when Bass and Flinders travelled up the Pambula River and Lake while on a voyage south in 1797. As a port the early Merimbula served as an important gateway to the district. During the Kiandra goldrush of the 1860\'s Merimbula was the staging post for thousands of prospectors beginning the arduous trek from the coast to the high Alps. It was also during this period that a corn flour mill was established in the town and the Munn\'s Maizena was to become internationally renowned and Merimbula regarded as one of the finest places in the world to grow Maize. Such history is seemingly lost in the hectic pace of the modern Merimbula with apparently little time or space available for reflection and remembering. Real Estate & Design Merimbula offers a wide range of free standing residences from fibro cottages to architectural designed residences built to capture magic views over the coastline. The town has a sizeable number of holiday and investment units that cannot be used for permanent residential but are imminently suitable for investors to secure their spot in the sun. Some areas of redevelopment are occurring with older cottages being replaced with larger homes and multiple dwellings. Shopping Shopping in Merimbula is a tourist\'s delight with many specialty shops with unique crafts and souvenirs as well as a good range of food and fashion outlets. Sports & Fitness Merimbula has many opportunities for sporting activities. Berrimbool has sporting grounds for the kids to kick a ball around and a large skate park. Merimbula also offers a huge range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. In town you will find the RSL and Merimbula Bowling Club, cinemas, an amusement arcade and an amusement park for the kids and young at heart. There are numerous walks around the area that take in the lake and ocean, and popular swimming spots like Main Beach, Mitches in Fishpen, Spencer Park, Short Point and Bar Beach. For golfers, the area offers two choices; the Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club and the Tura Beach Country Club. Between September and November whale watching off the Merimbula jetty is popular as are the fishing charter trips. Merimbula also has many National Parks which surround the region which offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of the town and provide a slower pace and spectacular. The town also has tennis courts, fitness gyms, boating facilities and great surf beaches for boardriders. Distance From Cities & Transportation Merimbula is an approximate three hour drive from the city of Canberra and is located six to seven hours driving north of Melbourne or six hours south of Sydney. The local airport is located on the outskirts of Merimbula and is serviced by regular daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney. Interstate, Regional and local bus services are available. Traffic issues are not usually are concern in this relaxed area although during the peak visitor period over Christmas delays can occur on the Pambula to Merimbula road. Famous Landmarks The Merimbula Old School Museum is believed to be of only three remaining buildings that were used as classrooms and teachers accommodation. First used as a school in 1873 the building is now used by the Merimbula Imlay Historical Society with regular exhibitions. The museum is open to the public on a number of days throughout the week. The areas significance as part of Australias natural landscape has been recognised with the inclusion of the Sapphire Coast as a National Landscape. Dubbed Australias Coastal Wilderness, the area has eco-systems so precious they are protected by a World Biosphere Reserve in Nadgee Nature Reserve (NSW) and Croajingolong National Park (VIC). Explore some of these amazingly pristine areas via walking tracks, picnics on secluded sandy bays or by canoe or kayak. And while youre there check out the abundant Australian Native wildlife some of which is indigenous to the area. Restaurants & Cafes With unending dining options, Merimbula is a food lover’s delight. Restaurants and cafes offer local seafood as well as Thai, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Moroccan and Greek dishes. Dining options in Merimbula are plentiful. The main street, Market Street, has a relaxed vibe of live music, cafe\'s, deli\'s, boutique shops and al-fresco restaurants. Wander through cobbled alleyways, relax at a waterfront cafe or dine at a local pub with stunning views over Merimbula Lake. Chefs here use local produce wherever possible from local farms and ocean. Taste fresh food straight from the grower. Schools, Education & Institutions Merimbula Primary School is the main primary school catering for the Merimbula area. There is not a state secondary school in Merimbula. High school students travel either to the Bega or Eden High Schools. Private College students attend the local Catholic College in Pambula Beach or the Sapphire Coast Anglican College in Bega.
  • Suburb:Berrimbool
  • Postcode:2548
  • Municipality:Bega Valley Shire Council